, more clamorously, most clamorously
1. Pertaining to someone who demands attention: Jackson, when he was a toddler, often shouted clamorously from his bed as he tried to get his parents to come to him instead of going to sleep.
2. Descriptive of loud noises or sounds: The seagulls flew clamorously over the harbor, looking for fish scraps discarded by the fishermen.
clamorousness (s) (noun) (no plural)
Calling or demanding loudly or urgently; vociferous; noisy; bawling; turbulent: The clamorousness of the crowd in response to the college president's speech was worrisome because the students sounded very angry and out of control.
, more conclamant, most conclamant
Referring to calling out together: When Alison and Pete stood on the edge of the valley, they felt the urge to try a conclamant shout so they could listen to the echo of their voices.
conclamation (s) (noun)
, conclamations (pl)
1. A loud calling out of many together; especially, of loud lamentation for the dead: The conclamations of the mourners at the war hero's funeral appeared to be heart felt and sincere.
2. A shout of approval or disapproval: The student speaker asked for the conclamation of the crowd for the march to the university president's office to demand an explanation for increasing the tuition costs.
counterclaim (s) (noun)
, counterclaims (pl)
A legal process designed to settle differences between two contesting parties over an issue as the consequence of a court action by one of the parties: Mr. Heller filed a counterclaim on behalf of his client in an effort to settle the conflict between his client and the neighbor over the issue of building a fence.
, counterclaims; counterclaimed; counterclaiming
To undertake a legal process of settling differences between individuals or parties: The veterinarian stated in court the death of the cat was accidental; however, Miss Susan was counterclaiming that her cat had been scared to death by the barking of the dog in a nearby cage.
counterclaimant (s) (noun)
, counterclaimants (pl)
An individual or legal firm that initiates a court action to contradict the information filed by an opposing party: Justice Brown dismissed the appeal of the counterclaimant of the court's decision, stating that there was not sufficient information to warrant a new hearing.
, declaims; declaimed; declaiming
1. To speak aloud with studied rhetorical force and expression on a specific theme, as an exercise in public oratory: The preacher stood on the street corner, declaiming
his beliefs about the evils of excessive drinking of liquor and smoking.
2. To speak in a passionate manner, appealing to emotions rather than to reason: The students stood in front of the university committee to declaim
their membership in the "Flat Earth Society".
The senator declaimed against passing a bill that would raise taxes.
The priest was declaiming the funeral oration in loud and emotional feelings.
declaimer (s) (noun)
, declaimers (pl)
An individual who speaks with passionate expression, typically attempting to sway a crowd's mood or behavior: Mr. Tully performed as a declaimer
at recruitment rallies, hoping to persuade young people to join his political objectives.
Almost any opinion can sound convincing if a declaimer speaks loudly and with conviction.
declamation (s) (noun)
, declamations (pl)
A public speech the purpose of which is to arouse passions, to harangue, or to excite the listener's agreement to take action: The local newspaper reported on the declamations of the speaker who had radical and persuasive viewpoints on the subject of climate change.
, more declamatory, most declamatory
Descriptive of a rhetorical style of speaking, characterized by forcefully putting forth an opinion or point of view in a way that is loud and forceful: As a university student during the 1960's, Maureen remembers hearing some very declamatory speeches about civil rights and liberties from pro and negative viewpoints that were often loud and emotional.
, disclaims; disclaimed; disclaiming
1. To renounce or to withdraw a legal position on an issue: Jason decided to disclaim
his request through the courts that the city pave his driveway.
2. To refuse to admit something believed by another individual or to reject authority: Students were disclaiming
the expectations of the campus authority, determined to decide for themselves if they would go to class on Saturday or not.
Despite the testimony of the eyewitness, Mark disclaimed any responsibility for the accident that took place on the highway.
Has Bill Gates disclaimed that he is the wealthiest person in the world?
disclaimer (s) (noun)
, disclaimers (pl)
1. A statement which is meant to prevent an incorrect understanding of something; such as, a movie, a book, or an advertisement: The documentary on TV started with a disclaimer
that any of its presentations are fictional re-creations of real events.
During the re-election campaign, the President made public disclaimers about not wanting to increase taxes; however, the voters were not convinced.
2. A repudiation or denial of any responsibility or connection to something: The book had a disclaimer
that stated: "Any resemblance to any person, living or dead, is purely coincidental".
3. A denial or giving up of any legal responsibility; such as, a statement that is made by an individual or an institution: Before using the swimming pool for an Aqua Fit program, the residents of the condominium were asked to sign a disclaimer
with the management in case an accident should occur.
, exclaims; exclaimed; exclaiming
To speak or to cry out loudly and with passion; often associated with joy, happiness, pain, anger, or protest, etc.: Alison exclaimed with enthusiasm when she opened her birthday gift and discovered a beautiful necklace.
exclaimer (s) (noun)
, exclaimers (pl)
Someone who cries out or speaks suddenly and vehemently, as in surprise, strong emotion, or protest: The politician who was running for re-election noted to her aides that there is an exclaimer in every crowd who speaks loudly and with passion even when he or she is off the topic.